Only under THIS President what would under most circumstances make sense, actually does not. The jobless rate falls from 7.7% to 7.6%, yet the economy adds a feeble 88,ooo jobs in March. Add to that the fact that we have 90 million people NOT in the labor force, which under ‘NORMAL’ circumstances, would be! And THIS is a recovery?…
I suppose, considering the source, it’s understandable. It’s not acceptable, but it’s understandable. Nearly every single policy or program orchestrated by the Obama administration comes with some sort of caveat, an exception, or an excuse to justify the results. You scratch your head and tell yourself “That just doesn’t make sense!” Electing Barack Obama to a SECOND term just doesn’t make sense! But it happened. And we’re stuck with the disaster he has fostered and maintained.
National Review’s Victor Davis Hanson takes a look at the future with his piece “After Obama”. He says the next President will be a “budget hawk”. I’m not so sure about that. Mr. Obama has laid the groundwork for continuing a federal government addicted to out of control spending and I don’t see that changing. No matter who is in the Oval Office. Nevertheless he substantiates his claim:
“If after eight years of years of borrowing, printing, spending, and lending vast sums of money at zero percent interest did not lead to economic recovery, then the antithesis of all that will be the explicit platform of Republicans and the implicit one of Democrats.”
I dunno….we’re talking Washington here! We’re trying to look at it through the prism of common sense, while Washington seems to excel in everything that doesn’t!
He goes on to explain the celebrity status of Barack Obama..and it has nothing to do with being President:
“Barack Obama is a landmark figure: young, charismatic, seemingly post-national, and supposedly post-racial. For those reasons alone, he enjoys a level of unshakable political support not predicated on the ACTUAL RECORD of his tenure as president (just as most remember fondly that he won the Nobel Prize but don’t quite know what he did to earn it..)”
That says a lot! Barack Obama has done NOTHING to earn his office, so to speak. Yet he revels in support which is based in the fickle sense of “likability”. In short, he seems like a nice guy, but he really hasn’t done anything as President of the United States.
So here we are. The nation struggles along. Issue to issue. Crisis to crisis…while the President continues his disconnect. I suppose our only hope is the American people learn to connect with reality again. If we do not, it may take more than we realize to awaken us. God help us if that happens!
GOOLSBEE: MARCH JOBS NUMBERS A ‘PUNCH IN THE GUT’ – The Daily Caller
WHAT THAT LOUSY JOBS REPORT MEANS FOR A ‘SPRING SLUMP’ – National Journal